Desiree A. | Swift Kids Branch
Desiree is a junior at Glendale High School who has been attending the Swift Kids Branch since 2017. Desiree grew up as one of eight children in a single mother household, and often took on the role of a caregiver to help her family. When she and her siblings joined the Club, Desiree finally felt free to just be a kid, as she knew her family was together and taken care of every day after school. Supporting her mom and siblings through challenging circumstances motivates her goal to attend Arizona State University and become a therapist.
At her Club, Desiree is known as a caring role model who other Club members can turn to in times of need. She participates in dozens of school and Club programs, and especially enjoys volunteering to serve her community. The Club and its staff have motivated her to wake up every day with a positive attitude and push forward – no matter what life throws her way. She wants her fellow Club members to know that, no matter what they’re going through, they can always make it big in life.
Q: What is your favorite thing about High School?
My favorite thing about high school is being a Link Crew member, because I love helping the first-year students around.
Q: What advice would you give to other emerging leaders like yourself?
The advice I would give to future leaders is to find yourself and your passion before anything else. Help yourself, and then help others.
Q: What is your favorite quote or saying?
My favorite quote is “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” by Dr. Seuss.
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